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McMillan LLP | Canada | 5 Dec 2018

What Can and Should the Law Do About ‘Deepfake': An Update

In March 2018, we published an article titled "What Can the Law Do About 'Deepfake'?", discussing the proliferation of deepfake videos and several

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McMillan LLP | Canada | 30 Mar 2018

What Can The Law Do About Deepfake'?

In November 2017, videos began appearing on www.reddit.com featuring celebrities' faces superimposed onto actors and actresses in pornographic

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McMillan LLP | Canada | 31 Jan 2018

The Kick That Got The Ball Rolling: Copyright in Architectural Works is Gaining Traction in Canada

There are few cases in which a plaintiff has succeeded in a claim that its copyright in an architectural work has been infringed. Those plaintiffs

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McMillan LLP | Canada | 31 Jan 2018

What You Don't Know About Copyright in Buildings Could Cost You, So Here's What You Need To Know

The Lainco case, which awarded nearly $750,000 for the infringement of copyright in an architectural work, is a warning to those involved in

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McMillan LLP | Canada | 10 Aug 2016

Tips for Startups - Intellectual Property and its Value to Your Company

Often a start-up company's most valuable asset is its intellectual property ("IP") portfolio. The forms of IP that make up its portfolio will depend

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McMillan LLP | Canada | 24 Jan 2014

The final chapter of the Cinar v Robinson Saga after 18 years of trial: lessons from the Supreme Court on copyright infringement of unfinished works and copyright infringers' liability

On December 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a unanimous and long-awaited judgment, in the matter opposing Claude Robinson against

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McMillan LLP | Canada | 29 Jun 2012

Copyright Reform Bill C - 11

After several failed attempts, the federal government has finally passed copyright reform legislation, namely Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act.

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McMillan LLP | Canada | 2 Apr 2012

Internet and web-browsing: the importance of copyright assignments and potential vicarious liability for employers

A recent decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court, discussed widely for its application of internet and intellectual property law, also contains some legal implications that Canadian employers should be aware of.

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McMillan LLP | Canada | 20 Jul 2011

Knockout blow to knockoffs

In Louis Vuitton and Burberry v Singga Enterprises, the Federal Court has delivered a stern warning to those engaging in counterfeiting luxury goods in Canada by awarding an aggregate of $1.98 million in damages for trade-mark and copyright infringement and a further $0.5 million in punitive damages.

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McMillan LLP | Canada | 30 Nov 2010

What damages can be claimed pursuant to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act by the victims of a breach of privacy?

A decision rendered on November 12, 2010, by Justice Phelan of the Federal Court (Steven v SNF Maritime Metal Inc, 2010 FC 1137) sheds some light on the types of damages an applicant can claim following a conclusion by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the "Commissioner") that the Applicant had been the victim of a breach of privacy pursuant to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA").

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